Sep 21, 2010 3:29 PM by Greg Boyce
Pueblo Community College has received a $1.6 million grant to help disadvantaged students over the next five years.
The program is called TRIO. It is a federally funded program that provides support for first generation, low income or disabled college students in hopes of keeping them in school. The money will pay for counseling, tutoring, mentoring, grants and other aid.
"The funding of this program for another five years is great news to the college," said Jamie Manzanares, who is the director of the program. "The TRIO SSS program is experiencing its 20-year anniversary this year at PCC and it has provided services to over 4,000 participants. With the announcement of this grant, we look forward to continuing to provide services to the students from the community of Pueblo and its surrounding area for years to come."
The program at PCC will serve 220 students a year.